Crime of assassinating scientists will not go unpunished: Top human rights official

Crime of assassinating scientists will not go unpunished: Top human rights official

A senior Iranian Judiciary official slams the crime of assassinating the country’s nuclear scientists as a gross human rights violation, saying the killings will not go unpunished.

Kazem Gharibabadi, the Judiciary chief’s deputy for international affairs and secretary of the country’s High Council for Human Rights, posted a tweet on Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of the assassination of senior nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan.

He praised the scientist for his tireless efforts toward “promoting and localizing peaceful nuclear knowledge.”

“The crime of assassinating scientists will not go unpunished as a gross violation of Human Rights,” Gharibabadi said.

A chemistry expert, Ahmadi Roshan, 32, oversaw a department at the Natanz nuclear facility. He was martyred on January 11, 2012 by a magnetic bomb placed on his car in northern Tehran, in a terrorist attack.

Over the past years, Iranian nuclear scientists have been the target of the Western and Israeli…

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